Posted 3 weeks ago

Major Decisions: The Narrow Way

Major Decisions

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Besides being the semester mid-point, my 3rd-semester mid-term coincided with major changes in the final direction of my thesis project, The Cascade – Moments in the Televisual Desert. I plotted several distinct pieces that need to be completed before January and determined the final format and physical considerations of the last part of the triad: the interactive.

So, in addition to continued…

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Posted 1 month ago

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Just wanted to share the new painting I’m working on, including the earliest layers. Expect it to undergo many mutations in the next week!

I’m also plugging away at several new videos, still in the rough cut stage. They continue my investigation into the conceptual nature of looping, telescoping space, situational montage and semi-narrative. They are also allowing me to develop firmer iconography that relates to televisual memory.

Stills from the rough cut of Encounter…

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Stills from another of the working clips (currently untitled):

 

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New Painting Just wanted to share the new painting I’m working on, including the earliest layers. Expect it to undergo many mutations in the next week!
Posted 1 month ago

Remix and the Celestial Jukebox – The Contemporary Artist as Cultural DJ

elevator6Research Paper 1
Fall, 2014

Remix and the Celestial Jukebox – The Contemporary Artist as Cultural DJ

EXCERPT – These are only the first two paragraphs, plus related footnotes!
To read the entire paper, please download this complete PDF File: RP 1 2.0_Web

We live in the age of remix. Not just an appropriative phase, but an eraof remix as cultural mediation—where recombination is a fundamental…

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Posted 1 month ago

August Update

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The sun is rapidly setting on August and the light in New Mexico has shifted. Time to take inventory of my late-summer work.

I’ve been reading heaps of television and new media theory, continuing investigation into remix culture, appropriation, cultural structure and  theories of memory while also honing my video production skills. It seems I’ve been reading more this semester than any previous,…

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Posted 1 month ago

Self as geologic verb, 2014. Collaborative project with Nancy Meyer.

Posted 1 month ago

Soledad Canyon, CA. 1959 survey map.

Posted 2 months ago

737 La Brea (August Update) and LA County Fire Station 127

737 La Brea (August Update) and LA County Fire Station 127

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737 N La Brea, Inglewood, CA – 1972 – former site of Sparling Buick (closed 1997). Luckor Plaza and Bekins buildings still around in 2014. 

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As a side investigation, I plugged precise shooting locations from several TV series I’m working with into Google Maps to gauge distance (historical, physical, architectural, conceptual).

What I found was compelling, but ultimately too centered on the…

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Posted 2 months ago

Time Fusion III. Graphite on paper. Ren Adams, 2013. Television crossfade experiment + Mojave Desert. 

Posted 2 months ago
My Arpakasso Collection: August 13th, 2014

Super cute!

(Source: shark-prince)

Posted 2 months ago

So I Asked… (Elevator)

So I Asked… (Elevator)

Videos include sound (lots of subtle layers, too, so turn up the volume if you can!)

So I asked…

Elevator (Finding a Way Out of Here, I Hope)
– Combines “stop animation” style stills with moving action.

Peter Rostovsky suggested I consider new ways of dimensionalizing…

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